The entrance hall is a small space compared to the others and is the most neglected.
The entrance hall design is just as important as the overall interior design as it is the first room that touches guests’ eyes.
You can improve the look of your entrance hall with some basic tips on how to make this small space thrive in style.
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Light is important
Manipulate the light to emphasize the important parts – maybe you have a good painting on display or a minimalist mirror. Even the stairs could be a good accent part of the room by washing light from the bottom of the wall, and the use of angular square up / down lights also creates this effect.
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Work with lights mounted on the wall. If they ricochet, they can expand the space. Downlights are definitely not a good idea as the tunnel effect they could create is not required for this type of space.
Have a feature wall
A feature wall is just the thing to make an entrance hall burst. It’s the ideal place to display your favorite photos or an art collection. Go with the overall design of the house; Don’t let the style of the other rooms dissuade you. By using and properly organizing images of various shapes and sizes, you are on the right track to create a stunning hall entrance.
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An intersection is a great way to connect the entrance hall to the living room or the room it connects to. Present your guests a convincing arrival, good and noble.
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Open the room
Storage cabinets are a common sight in entrance areas as they are ideal places to keep all the clutter you don’t want to throw away. By removing that particular room or removing the door, you can instantly enlarge the space. Some hooks and shelves come in handy when creating an open storage look that will freshen up the entire space.
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A presentable mat
You don’t have to be an interior designer to realize the importance of a doormat. A doormat is an important component that creates better access to the house. Choosing the design of the doormat wisely will not only make for a cleaner environment, it will also make a nice decor when used along with the rest of the tips featured.
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Get creative with the hangers
Take an easy part of the room and make it more exciting. Spicing up the look of the hangers creates not only a practical use, but also an eye-catching detail that makes the room more fun. Combined with the right decor, even coat hangers can contribute to a good interior design of an entrance hall.
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Stairs are a popular choice when looking at the design of the entrance hall. Almost every entrance hall is a room from which you can enter the ground floor and the upper floor at the same time. The stairs are a big part of the space so it is smart to keep the design in mind if you want to make a real statement.
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Some kind of material, for example a handrail made from the same wood as the stairs, creates a stylish connection between the stairs and the front door. You can also use a design that connects the balustrade of the stairs with the one in the entrance.
Try different color palettes for a bold and eye-catching vibe. Carpets, wall coverings and the right furniture, colored accordingly, give the room a distinctive personality while showing your charm and taste in the interior style.
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Practical and stylish flooring
Take a moment to think about the shelf life. The floor you choose must be stable, cleanable and compatible with your home design. As mentioned before, floor mats are a must when it comes to cleanliness. You can choose from a wide variety of floor coverings. Here are some tips to help you do this:
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- To keep it clean and discreet, a classic solid floor is the best option for you. Laminate, tile, or slate are great for environments where pets or children live.
- You can never miss out on using a tiled floor with a traditional pattern.
- If you want something long-lasting and relaxing, seaweed is a nice natural option. You don’t have to worry about dirt or stains as it is not only comfortable but also very durable.
- You can always rely on a real wood floor. With proper care, hard wood like oak could be a choice that you never need to replace as it will last a long time.
- Pine planks can make a great visual impact when painted or restored, but they need to be looked after to keep their shine.
- Apart from the danger of being slippery, marble or porcelain tiles are a classy and timeless look for the entrance hall. Be careful if you have children or pets.
- Carpet may not be the first choice as it gets dirty easily. However, choosing a rug that is stronger and more durable can save you a lot of cleaning. Alternatively, you can use it for the stairs as it is better and more convenient.
Strive for greater accessibility
When working with the entrance hall, space plays an important role. If your hall is already big, don’t downsize it by filling it with too much decor. Keep it simple by using a minimalist pattern and just highlighting a few details. The number of furniture should be compact as a chaise longue or medium-sized piano is more than enough to make a big impact.
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What should you watch out for when working with small spaces?
You don’t have much to do when you have a small entryway, but that doesn’t mean it has to be empty. Compensate for the lack of furniture with shelves, hangers, and seating. If there is not much space left on the walls either, you can always choose the right floor design, as the combination with wall decorations is enough for the room.
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If you have a lot of traffic in the room, dark floors are ideal. While this tactic is helpful, keep in mind that it darkens the entire room and gives off a slightly melancholy atmosphere. A great way to soften this environment is to paint the walls white. The ceiling also plays a part so make it white too. Its reflection gives the room the uniform light it deserves.
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